Residents of Greater Boston should expect periods of “much-needed rainfall” through Tuesday, but the rainfall should be steady and is not likely to be enough to cause any flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton.
The region will see about 1 to 2 inches of rainfall, with heavier rain in isolated areas, said National Weather Service spokesman Bill Simpson. Simpson said it is premature to pinpoint which towns will be affected most by the storm.
“It shouldn’t be anything really big,” Simpson said. “Be prepared for some heavy rain at times through tomorrow evening at least.”
The rain comes after a dry spell in the state. Boston could get more than the amount of rain it had all month -- 1.27 inches -- within this 12-hour period, Simpson said.
The area received just 2.7 inches of rain last month, down from 6.9 inches in July 2009, or more than an inch less than normal, Simpson said.
"The prolonged rain will help alleviate drought," he added.
The region should expect to see sun late Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning, Simpson said.
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